New: Raise the Bar, Startup Seed Raising Skilzzz, and 11 must-read posts by Travis Kalanick, Sam Altman, Jose Ancer, Ryan Holmes, and more.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Raise the Bar: Our New Newsletter for Developing Sales, Marketing, & Growth Expertise
Tomorrow morning, we're sending out our first new daily newsletter curating content for sales, marketing, and growth engineering. Danielle Morrill, CEO of Mattermark, shares why we’re turning our focus toward sifting through the mountains of content out there around sales, marketing, and growth.
David Beisel of NextView Ventures offers his first iteration of the “voicescape” to help orient people to the relevant categories and players in “A Personal Voice Computing Map”
Sam Altman of Y Combinator talks about how ambitious young people should think about their careers in “Notes for the New Year”
Richard Dulude of Underscore.VC shares his thoughts on major things to look out for this year related to Serverless, Machine Learning, and VR/AR in Three Big Tech Predictions for 2017
Dan Moss of Updata Partners believes there is a lot of noise out there regarding SaaS metrics and explains why he thinks that there are only two fundamental SaaS metrics that matter in “SaaS Metrics Framework”
From the Operators
HeavyBit Industries compiles community talks to teach about essential content types with Danielle Morrill of Mattermark, distribution plans with Craig Kerstiens of Heroku, and the effectiveness of retargeting with John Sheehan of Runscope in “The Developer Marketing Guide”
Travis Kalanick of Uber reveals his “ultra-warrior-l33t-skillz” (read: lessons learned) for raising your first startup or seed money in “Startup Seed Raising Skilzzz”
Paul son of Castle writes 3,000+ words for founders of startups who want to understand the difference between technology and product in “What Does Productize Mean?”
Jose Ancer, a startup lawyer, advises founders on the differences between an inexperienced legal counsel vs. seasoned veterans and the chess game of negotiations in “How to Avoid “Captive” Company Counsel”